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Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia

Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia
alaScore 82

319 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Creative Webcam Live!Cam Optia is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 319 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 40 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (88)

Expert review by:

Creative Live! Cam Optia AF

 

The Creative Live! Cam Optia AF doesn't have the best image quality, but the fun, practical software lets you do more than videoconferencing.

2-megapixel sensor. Lens rotates to let you shoot what's in front of you, not just you. Fun, diverse selection of bundled software

Slow, annoying autofocus. Face-tracking feature barely works. So-so image quality

Though the Live! Cam Optia AF isn't the image-quality champ, it scores with its fun, practical software bundle. It's the one webcam equipped for more than just videoconferencing.

Expert review by:

Live! Cam Optia

 

This inexpensive, portable Webcam takes surprisingly good video, but it lacks an integrated microphone.

Integrated clip so you can attach it to a notebook, Good-quality video in moderate lighting

Lacks integrated microphone, No auto-focus

Bottom line: The Optia is pretty inexpensive, and the video is pretty nice--for a Webcam

Expert review by:

Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro

 

This bulky webcam is cumbersome in design and performance.

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Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro Webcam

 

The low-price Creative Live! Cam Optia Pro Webcam will impress you with its features, but less so with its performance.

Mic provides excellent noise cancellation; plenty of features for the price

Bulky; Webcam's grip isn't strong enough; poor video in low-light conditions; grainy digital stills

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Consumer review by:

flawed webcam

 

I bought this cam to replace my aging intel webcam. My intel webcam worked great, and also functioned as a detacable ditigal camera, which I made good use of. Intel's software was simple, but easy to use. Unfortunately, intel no longer makes cameras,...

has some good specs

serious software and hardware issues

Consumer review by:

flawed webcam

 

I bought this cam to replace my aging intel webcam. My intel webcam worked great, and also functioned as a detacable ditigal camera, which I made good use of. Intel's software was simple, but easy to use. Unfortunately, intel no longer makes cameras,...

has some good specs

serious software and hardware issues

Consumer review by:

Excellent Camera!

 

The optia is extremely easy to use with just a need to plug and use. Video quality is excellent and sharp. Very cool privacy feature that turns off the camera with just a twist of the head. Design is nice too, with a cool blue glow.

Plug & play convenience, good looker and great video quality

Not so tiny in size

Consumer review by:

not fully compatible yet

 

took no time to set up and looks great. does not work with aim pro or aim 6.0 only works with aim 5.9 and will sometimes restart the system when running. creative needs to update the driver and fast, after each forced restart windows identifies the...

looks great , cool bundled software, easy to set up

does not work with all messaging systems

Consumer review by:

not fully compatible yet

 

took no time to set up and looks great. does not work with aim pro or aim 6.0 only works with aim 5.9 and will sometimes restart the system when running. creative needs to update the driver and fast, after each forced restart windows identifies the...

looks great , cool bundled software, easy to set up

does not work with all messaging systems

Consumer review by:

Creative Live Cam Optia AF

 

I bought this cam to replace my aging intel webcam. My intel webcam worked great, and also functioned as a detacable ditigal camera, which I made good use of. Intel's software was simple, but easy to use. Unfortunately, intel no longer makes cameras,...

has some good specs

serious software and hardware issues

Product Specifications

Getting closer to your loved ones has never being so easy! You can now enjoy 1.3-megapixel high definition quality videos with a wider field of view along with crystal-clear audio. There's no need to bother with driver installations or fumble with a separate mouthpiece or microphone! That's the beauty the plug-and-play capabilities of the Live! Cam Optia Pro bring to you. The Live! Cam Optia Pro also comes bundled with an external stereo headset attached with a microphone, providing you the choice of privacy should the need arise. With a comprehensive software bundle, you can experience endless fun entertaining your friends with Advanced Video FX, Advanced Audio FX, Live! Cam Doodling and Live! Cam Avatar! And that's not all! Take all these to a whole new level by creating your very own effects and avatars easily with the included tools!

CCTV

Audio Support: Yes
Camera Mechanical Design:Fixed
Max Digital Video Resolution:1280 x 960/640 x 480

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.9in
Height:8.3in
Weight:1.3lbs
Width:8.2in

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English / German / Spanish
Manufacturer:Creative Technology
Model:Live! Cam Optia/Live! Cam Optia Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Creative

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Total Pixels:1,300,000 pixels/640 x 480

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows Vista / Microsoft Windows XP SP2/Microsoft Windows XP / Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition / Microsoft Windows XP SP2

Video Input

Camera Type:Web camera
Computer Interface:Hi-Speed USB
Still Image Capture Resolution:1280 x 960 / 2560 x 1920 / 640 x 480/1280 x 960 / 640 x 480